Total retail food sales remained above pre-pandemic levels

Chart shows the change in total retail food sales compared with 3 years ago

Comparisons with retail food sales from 3 years ago provide a pre-pandemic baseline that adjusts for seasonality. By December 18, 2022, food retail sales were 18.0 percent above the same week in 2019, while sales measured by volume were 1.8 percent above the same week in 2019.

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